Cottage

Before Cabin Crafts, Hofmann, Morgan Jones, or Bates  started mass producing Chenille Bedspreads, thousands were being hand made in homes or spreadhouses in North Georgia.  This was a cottage industry so these spreads are now referred to as “Cottage” spreads.

If you’ve read our history page, then you know that Catherine Evans started this cottage industry which evolved to a means for the people of North Georgia to keep food on the table during the lean years of the Great Depression.  One of the most popular designs on these spreads was that of a peacock.  As these spreads were displayed along Highway 41 in Dalton, GA, that stretch of road became known as “Peacock Alley”.

Cottage chenille bedspreads are not going to have a tag on them like a mass produced one so it’s not always easy to distinguish a cottage spread from a mass produced one that has the tag ripped off.  However, a tell-tale sign of a cottage spread is that it looks homemade.  The patterns may not be as evenly stitched as they would on a manufactured spread.

Beautiful examples of cottage chenille right now on eBay:

Vintage King Size White Chenille Bedspread Coverlet HUGE California King Cottage

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Vintage Bedspread Chenille Lightweight Fringed White Cottage /Shabby Chick

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Vintage Bedspread Chenille Lightweight Fringed Powder Blue Cottage /Shabby Chick

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VINTAGE Full Queen CHENILLE Bedspread Duvet French Country Shabby Cottage chic

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Chenille Bedspread Cream Cotton SHABBY COTTAGE CHIC FRENCH Country Twin/ Full

$26.98
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Chenille White Bedspread Farmhouse Cottage Shabby 91x102 Candlewick Medallion

$52.19
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Chenille Bedspread White Vtg Farmhouse Cottage Shabby Chic 90x100 F/Qn Bates?

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